Join Doug Rose for an in-depth discussion in this video Addressing common challenges, part of Project Management Foundations: Change.
There are a few challenges with project changes…that are common to projects and teams.…Some of these challenges can be better or worse…depending on your organization.…The first challenge is unclear…business requirement documents, or BRDs.…The project plan is usually written…well before the project work begins.…So if the plan is unclear, you'll have to deal…with a lot of changes to make your project successful.…It's very difficult to work on a project…when you're finding out what the product is,…and also trying to deliver the project at the same time.…
A requirements document should…have a very clear list of the requirements.…If you put in a few IOUs, then you're crafting a document…that's not going to be very useful.…I once worked for a project that was creating…a student information system for K-12 schools.…When the stakeholders created the requirements,…they put an IOU in the document.…They said they would find out more about the requirements…once they showed the product to schools.…The IOU cost the school months…
Along the way, learn how to effectively manage your project for change requests and deal with common obstacles. Also see how to find the balance between too much and too little change—either can be threat to your project.
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- What are project changes?
- Planning for changes
- Accepting or rejecting a change
- Understanding the risks
- Learning from your changes<br><br>
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